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Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799

Comprised chiefly of individual editions of English
stage plays issued between 1594 and 1799, the Boston Public Library's
collection of early English playbooks is extensive and diverse.
Numbering well over 1,500 items, the collection also includes masques,
pageants, and other dramatic entertainments.

Critical funding to support long-term preservation of and enhanced public access to Boston Public Library collections, including this one, was provided by the Associates of the Boston Public Library.

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shakespeare, william, 1564-1616
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dryden, john, 1631-1700
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beaumont, francis, 1584-1616
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fletcher, john, 1579-1625
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massinger, philip, 1583-1640
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The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 19, 2017 Middleton, Thomas, -1627; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner. MB; Moseley, Humphrey, -1661, bookseller; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, former owner. MB
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Each play has individual t.p
Topic: Middleton, Thomas, -1627
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 19, 2017 Brome, Richard, -1652?; Brome, Alexander, 1620-1666, editor; Cross, Thomas, active 1632-1682, engraver; Roycroft, Thomas, -1677, printer; Moseley, Humphrey, -1661, bookseller; Marriot, Richard, active 17th century, bookseller; Dring, Thomas, -1695, bookseller; Feltham, Mary, former owner; Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Partly in verse.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 19, 2017 Chapman, George, 1559?-1634; Windet, John, -1610, printer; Blount, Edward, active 1588-1632, bookseller; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, former owner. MB; Ireland, W. H. (William Henry), 1777-1835, former owner. MB; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Author's name from ESTC
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 19, 2017 Brome, Richard, -1652?; Brome, Alexander, 1620-1666, editor; Crooke, Andrew, -1674, bookseller; Brome, Henry, bookseller; Brome, Richard, -1652? English Moor; Brome, Richard, -1652? Love-sick court; Brome, Richard, -1652? Weeding of Covent Garden; Brome, Richard, -1652? New academy; Brome, Richard, -1652? Queen and concubine; Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner; Hughes, Hugh, former owner; Parry, Madam, former owner; Davis, Mary, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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"The English moor" (Thomason E.1782[1])--and "The love-sick court" (E.1782[2]) have separate title pages, continuous pagination and register, and a final leaf of epilogue. "Covent Garden weeded" (E.1782[3]) and "The nevv academy" (E.1782[4]) have separate title pages, continuous register, separate pagination, and a final leaf of bookseller's advertisements. "Covent garden weeded" has title page which reads: "The weeding of the...
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 19, 2017 Tomkis, Thomas, active 1604-1615; Okes, Nicholas, printer; Waterson, Simon, bookseller; Brewer, Anthony, active 1630-1655, attributed name; Batten, David, binder. MB; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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By Thomas Tomkis. --ESTC
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 19, 2017 Bentley, William (Printer), printer; Heath, Thomas, active 1651-1654, bookseller; Holgate, William, former owner. MB; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Signatures: A² B-G⁴ ; G4 blank.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 19, 2017 Corneille, Thomas, 1625-1709; Rawlins, Thomas, 1620?-1670, translator; Heath, Thomas, active 1651-1654, bookseller; Grismond, John, printer; Holgate, William, 1785- former owner. MB; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Signatures: A² B-I⁴ ; I4 blank.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 19, 2017 Browne, Daniel, 1647-1727, bookseller; Coggan, Fran. (Francis), -1707, bookseller; Rumball, Edmund, -1702 or 1703, bookseller; Gibson, Robert, active 1700-1704, bookseller; Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner. MB; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Signatures: A-G⁴.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 19, 2017 Shirley, James, 1596-1666; Cotes, Thomas, -1641, printer; Cooke, William, active 1632-1642, bookseller; Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner. MB; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Signatures: A² B-I⁴.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 19, 2017 Massinger, Philip, 1583-1640; Dekker, Thomas, approximately 1572-1632; Sheares, William, -1662, bookseller; Smith, John Russell, 1810-1894, former owner. MB; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Authors' names bracketed together on title page
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 19, 2017 Massinger, Philip, 1583-1640; Raworth, John, -1645, bookseller; Blackmore, Edward, -1658, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Signatures:  A -K⁴.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 19, 2017 Massinger, Philip, 1583-1640; Raworth, John, -1645, printer; Harrison, John, active 1602-1641, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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In verse
Topic: English drama
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 19, 2017 Heywood, Thomas, approximately 1574-1641; Rowley, William, 1585?-1642?, author; Sweeting, John, -1661, bookseller; Pollard, Robert, active 1655-1658, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; Bridgewater House Library, former owner. MB
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Signatures: A-F́þ (F4=blank?)
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 19, 2017 Allde, Edward, -1627, printer; Burton, Francis, active 1603-1617, bookseller; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner. MB; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, former owner. MB; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Printer's name from STC
Topic: Tiberius, Emperor of Rome, 42 B.C.-37 A.D
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 12, 2017 Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner. MB; Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner. MB; Marlborough, George Spencer, Duke of, 1739-1817, former owner. MB; Andrew, Richard, bookseller
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Signatures: A⁴.
Topics: Lambert, John, 1619-1683, Hesilrige, Arthur, Sir, -1661
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 12, 2017 Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner. MB; Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner. MB; Marlborough, George Spencer, Duke of, 1739-1817, former owner. MB
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Signatures: A⁴.
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 12, 2017 Man in the moon; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; Taylor, John, 1580-1653, attributed name; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner. MB; Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner. MB; Marlborough, George Spencer, Duke of, 1739-1817, former owner. MB
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Sometimes attributed to John Taylor
Topics: Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658, Political satire, English
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 12, 2017 Buckingham, George Villiers, Duke of, 1628-1687; Clifford, M. (Martin), -1677; Sprat, Thomas, 1635-1713; Dring, Thomas, -1695, bookseller; Luttrell, Narcissus, 1657-1732, former owner. MB; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner. MB; Rodd, Thomas, 1796-1849, former owner. MB; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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By the Duke of Buckingham, assisted by Martin Clifford, Thomas Sprat, and others.--Cambridge history of English literature and the Dictionary of national biography
Topic: Dryden, John, 1631-1700
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 12, 2017 Man in the moon; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner. MB; Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner. MB; Marlborough, George Spencer, Duke of, 1739-1817, former owner. MB
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Attributed to the Man in the moon on A1v of the second edition of Part 1
Topic: England and Wales. Parliament
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 12, 2017 Mercurius Melancholicus, active 1648; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; Nedham, Marchamont, 1620-1678, attributed name; Taylor, John, 1580-1653, attributed name; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner. MB; Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner. MB; Marlborough, George Spencer, Duke of, 1739-1817, former owner. MB
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According to the heading of the dedicatory poem at the beginning of the second part, "To the readers of my former peece", the two parts are by the same author. Therefore, Mercurius Pragmaticus = Mercurius Melancholicus, whose name appears on title page of part 1
Topic: Cromwell, Oliver, 1599-1658
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 12, 2017 Mercurius Melancholicus, active 1648; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner. MB; Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner. MB; Marlborough, George Spencer, Duke of, 1739-1817, former owner. MB
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"Mercurius Melancholius" was a pseudonym used by a number of Royalist writers including martin Parker and John Crouch. --ESTC
Topics: England and Wales. Parliament, Satire, English, Political satire, English
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 12, 2017 Mercurius Melancholicus, active 1648; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; Taylor, John, 1580-1653, attributed name; Nedham, Marchamont, 1620-1678, attributed name; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner. MB; Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner. MB; Marlborough, George Spencer, Duke of, 1739-1817, former owner. MB
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Signatures: A⁴.
Topic: Great Britain. Parliament, 1640-1648
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 12, 2017 Mercurius Melancholicus, active 1648; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner. MB; Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner. MB; Marlborough, George Spencer, Duke of, 1739-1817, former owner. MB
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Place of printing from ESTC
Topic: Horton, Thomas, -1649
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 12, 2017 Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner. MB; Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner. MB; Marlborough, George Spencer, Duke of, 1739-1817, former owner. MB
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Signatures: Áþ
Topic: England and Wales. Parliament
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 12, 2017 Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; Coles, Francis, -1680, bookseller; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner. MB; Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner. MB; Marlborough, George Spencer, Duke of, 1739-1817, former owner. MB
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Signatures: A⁴.
Topics: Bensted, Thomas, Laud, William, 1573-1645, Laud, William, 1573-1645, Jesuits
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 12, 2017 Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner. MB; Roxburghe, John Ker, Duke of, 1740-1804, former owner. MB; Marlborough, George Spencer, Duke of, 1739-1817, former owner. MB
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A satire in verse against William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury
Topic: Laud, William, 1573-1645
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 12, 2017 Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Fletcher, John, 1579-1625, author; Beale, John, -1643, printer; Walkley, Thomas, -1658? bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Printer's name from STC
Printed from the same setting of type as the octavo issue of the same year. Cf. Greg
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 12, 2017 Shirley, James, 1596-1666
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A second part mentioned both in prologue and epilogue not published. Cf. Greg
Topic: Patrick, Saint, 373?-463?
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 12, 2017 Tourneur, Cyril, 1575?-1626; Snodham, Thomas, -1625, printer; Stepneth, John, active 1609-1612, bookseller; Redmer, Richard, -1632?, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner; Williams, William, former owner
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Mostly in verse
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 12, 2017 Oliffe, Richard, -1603, bookseller; Creede, Thomas, -1619?, printer; Marston, John, 1575?-1634; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; Heber, Richard, 1773-1833, former owner. MB; Holgate, William, former owner. MB
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"Mostly by J[ohn] Marston".--STC (2nd ed.)
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 12, 2017 Marston, John, 1575?-1634; Bradock, Richard, active 1581-1615, printer; Fisher, Thomas, active 1600-1602, bookseller; Lownes, Matthew, -1625, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Printer's and bookseller's names from STC
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 12, 2017 Beaumont, Francis, 1584-1616; Fletcher, John, 1579-1625, author; Snodham, Thomas, -1625, printer; Walkley, Thomas, -1658?, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Author statement follows edition statment on the title page
Mostly in verse
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 12, 2017 Zouch, Richard, 1590-1661; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB; Moseley, Humphrey, -1661, bookseller, printer
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Signatures: A-I⁴
Signatures: A-F⁴ G².
Topic: Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 12, 2017 Chapman, George, 1559?-1634; Chapman, George, 1559?-1634, supposed author; Perry, Hugh, active 1626-1645, bookseller; Ball, Roger, active 1634-1636, bookseller; Rau, E, active 1840-1845, bookbinder. MB; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Signatures:  A ² B-K⁴ L² ; L2 verso blank.
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
Dec 12, 2017 Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689; Flesher, E. (Elizabeth), active 1670-1678?, printer; Tonson, Jacob, 1656?-1736, bookseller; Moliere, 1622-1673. Malade imaginaire
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Based on several of Moliere's plays, especially on "Le malades imaginaire."
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 12, 2017 T. D., active 1640; Cotes, Thomas, -1641, printer; Davenport, Robert, active 1623, attibuted name; Barker, Thomas, active 1620, attibuted name; Drue, Thomas, approximately 1586-1627, attibuted name; Dekker, Thomas, approximately 1572-1632, attibuted name; Mitford, John, 1781-1859, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Signatures: A-G⁴ H².
Defoe & Defoeana
Dec 12, 2017 Roome, Edward, -1729; Concanen, Mr. (Matthew), 1701-1749; Yonge, William, Sir, -1755; Brome, Richard, -1652? Jovial crew; J. and R. Tonson, printer
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An alteration of Brome's play, by Roome, Yonge, and Concanen. Cf. DNB
Topic: Ballad operas
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Dec 12, 2017 Carlell, Lodowick, 1602?-1675; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Cataloged from imperfect copy lacking all before gathering B and all after gathering L; title, imprint, foliation and collation from digital copy of the University of Chicago Libraries
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
Dec 12, 2017 Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689; Browne, Daniel, 1647-1727, bookseller; Benskin, Thomas, bookseller; Rhodes, Henry, bookseller; La Calprenede, Gaultier de Coste, seigneur de, -1663. Cleopatre; Calderon de la Barca, Pedro, 1600-1681. Vida es sueno
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In verse
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
Oct 31, 2017 Crown, Mr. (John), 1640?-1712; Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. King Henry VI
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Caption and running title: The miseries of civil-war
Topic: Henry VI, King of England, 1421-1471
Signatures: A-Íþ
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Oct 30, 2017 Glapthorne, Henry; Okes, John, active 1627-1644, printer; Constable, Francis, -1647, bookseller; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. ℗(James Orchard), ℗1820-1889, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Signatures: A-H ⁴  I²
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
Oct 30, 2017 D'Urfey, Thomas, 1653-1723
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Wing
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
Oct 30, 2017 Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689; Fatouville, Anne Mauduit de, 17th/18th cent. Arlequin empereur dans la lune
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Based on: Arlequin empereur dans le monde de la lune, which was originally translated from Italian
Partly in verse
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
Oct 30, 2017 Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689
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Errors in paging: p. 97-98 numbered 87-88
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Oct 30, 2017 Wilkins, George, active 1607; Matthewes, Augustine, printer; Vincent, George, bookseller; Thrale, Richard, -1678, bookseller; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Colophon (K4 recto): London, Printed by Aug. Mathewes for George Vincent, and are to be sold by Richard Thrale, 1629
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
Oct 30, 2017 Dryden, John, 1631-1700; Lee, Nathaniel, 1653?-1692, joint author
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Signatures:  A -I⁴ K⁴(-K4).
Place of publication appears above ornament on title page
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Oct 30, 2017 Sharpham, Edward, 1576-1608; Marston, John, 1575?-1634. Parasitaster
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Borrows from: Marston, John. Parasitaster
Wing
Topic: Brutus, Lucius Junius
A-L⁴ (L4=blank).
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Oct 30, 2017 Wilkins, George, active 1607; White, William, -1617?, printer; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Printer's name from STC
Topic: Character lists in manuscript
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Oct 30, 2017 Quinault, Philippe, 1635-1688; Lower, William, Sir, 1600?-1662, translator; Kirkman, Francis, 1632-approximately 1680, bookseller; Hotten, John Camden, 1832-1873, bookseller; Norford, William, Reverend, former owner; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Translation of La genereuse ingratitude
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Errors in paging: p. 41, 44, 45 and 48 numbered 69, 72, 65 and 68 respectively
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
Oct 30, 2017 Lee, Nathaniel, 1653?-1692; La Calprenede, Gaultier de Coste, seigneur de, d. 1663
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With commendatory verses by Dryden
Topic: Alexander, the Great, 356 B.C.-323 B.C
The Thomas Pennant Barton Shakespeare Collection at the Boston Public Library
Oct 30, 2017 Rowley, Samuel, d. 1624?; Dekker, Thomas, approximately 1572-1632; Day, John, 1574-1640? Parliament of bees
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Caption and running title: The noble Spanish souldier
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Oct 30, 2017 Sharpham, Edward, 1576-1608; Marston, John, 1575?-1634. Parasitaster
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Borrows from: Marston, John. Parasitaster
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
Oct 30, 2017 Settle, Elkanah, 1648-1724
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Wing
Topic: Cambyses II, King of Persia, d. 522 B.C
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
Oct 30, 2017 Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689; Wilkins, George, fl. 1607
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"Great part of this play ... is borrowed from George Wilkin's comedy called The miseries of enforced marriage."--Baker, Biog. dram. cf. also Works of A. Behn, ed. by M. Summers, v. 3
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Oct 30, 2017 Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637; Bradock, Richard, active 1581-1615, printer; Lownes, Matthew, -1625, bookseller; Herick, Margarett S., former owner. MB; Halliwell-Phillipps, J. O. (James Orchard), 1820-1889, former owner. MB; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner. MB
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Printer's and publisher's names from STC
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Oct 30, 2017 Rowley, William, 1585?-1642?
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Signatures: A -I⁴.
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
Oct 30, 2017 Behn, Aphra, 1640-1689; Gildon, Charles, 1665-1724
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Epistle dedicatory signed: Ch. Gildon
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Oct 30, 2017 Massinger, Philip, 1583-1640; Griffin, Edward, -1652, printer; Waterson, John, -1656, bookseller; Wykes, Tho; Barton, Thomas Pennant, 1803-1869, former owner
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Statement of responsibility precedes "as it was presented" on the title page
Wise, T.J. Ashley Lib., vol. 1, p. 29 (XZ.21.W75A)
Early English Playbooks, 1594-1799
Oct 30, 2017 Davenant, Charles, 1656-1714
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Page [2], 3rd count: Publisher's ad
Scene, England and Scotland; time, reign of Elizabeth
ESTC
Signatures: A-Íþ
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Oct 30, 2017 Shadwell, Thomas, 1642?-1692; Dryden, John, 1631-1700
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The Prologue is by Dryden; after his quarrel with Shadwell he gave this prologue to Mrs. Aphra Behn for her play The Widow Ranter
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Oct 23, 2017 Payne, Henry Neville, fl. 1672-1710
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An imitation of Othello
Topic: Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616
With an epilogue by Aphra Behn